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Theatre Uncut: A Response to the Countrywide Spending Cuts  

by David Greig, Dennis Kelly, Clara Brennan, Lucy Kirkwood, Laura Lomas, Anders Lustgarten, Jack Thorne, Mark Ravenhill

Theatre Uncut: A Response to the Countrywide Spending Cuts $27.23 ex GST
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Across the UK thousands of people are involved in protests and debates, sparked into action by the largest cuts to public spending since WWII – cuts which are the turning point of a generation, undermining the welfare state, higher education and the arts in one fell swoop. Theatre Uncut is a national theatre event in response to these cuts, bringing together some of the UK’s leading dramatists.

Drama groups, universities, youth clubs and theatre companies nationwide joined the event, staging their own versions of the shorts in a national theatrical uprising. Now published in this new collection, Theatre Uncut contains these short plays, addressing audiences who want to think about what the budget cuts really mean, and who they are really hitting. A debate is underway. Protest might begin, minds might be changed, views challenged, ideas formed. Theatre Uncut is a response to a situation that we cannot control, and over which we had no say.

Within their focus on human fragility, there is something defiantly forceful about the eight new plays written for Theatre Uncut. The diversity of the plays is such that the evening doesn’t peak and trough, but rather branches out in all directions.  - Amy Powell Yeates , The Observer

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-063-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB